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Sep 2017

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Asian Insurers: Greater Expectations!

COVER STORY - Reinsurance Expectations

Reinsurers play an increasingly important role in most insurance markets in Asia and each year the expectations grow. So this year, in our coverage to kick start the renewal season with Monte Carlo, we polled a team of “seven wise” insurers around the region from big and small markets to gauge their expectations. Reinsurers have big shoes to fill. The market awaits.
 


Priority issues for CEOs: Walking down the online avenue

COVER STORY - Consultants’ Roundtable

It is hard to see your own flaws, which is why the consultant is such an important figure in any successful business. In a thought leadership roundtable organised by Asia Insurance Review, consultants from three major firms gave their views on what...

Interview with the Regulator: Reducing the protection gap

COUNTRY PROFILE - Malaysia

Addressing the protection gap will continue to be a key focus area for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), says Mr Yoon Yew Khuen, Director of Insurance Development, in an exclusive interview with Asia Insurance Review where he stresses the need to bring to...

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Featured Articles


All Stories

  • Magazine article aboutEditor-s-Message

    Editor's Message

    It’s September. Summer holidays are over. Everyone must have had a break to catch the second wind to go for that fierce sprint towards the end of the year to achieve positive results for a year that is proving tougher than expected, drifting...

Cover Story

Reinsurance Expectations

  • Magazine article aboutAsian-Insurers-Greater-Expectations-

    Asian Insurers: Greater Expectations!

    Reinsurers play an increasingly important role in most insurance markets in Asia and each year the expectations grow. So this year, in our coverage to kick start the renewal season with Monte Carlo, we polled a team of “seven wise”...

Consultants’ Roundtable

  • Priority issues for CEOs: Walking down the online avenue

    It is hard to see your own flaws, which is why the consultant is such an important figure in any successful business. In a thought leadership roundtable organised by Asia Insurance Review, consultants from three major firms gave their views on what...

Interviews

  • Magazine article aboutMilli-Re-Staying-stable-through-the-years

    Milli Re: Staying stable through the years

    Since opening their sole international branch in Singapore 10 years ago, Turkish national reinsurer Milli Re has been doing good business across Asia Pacific. Mr Chew Kwok Choong, CEO, gives us his insight on the markets in Asia, and Milli...

  • Partner Re to grow its Asian footprint

    Bermuda reinsurer Partner Re will marry its technical heritage with greater client-centricity, says Mr James Beedle, Head of Asia-Pacific & CEO of Partner Reinsurance Asia.

Guest Editorial

  • Magazine article aboutMark-Mitchell-Navigating-risk-with-tailored-solutions

    Mark Mitchell: Navigating risk with tailored solutions

    We live in a world today that is more connected than ever before. Similarly, the interdependency of global businesses today brings about unique challenges for insurers. It is no longer enough to develop generic solutions. Instead, we must be able to...

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General Insurance

Marine Hull

  • Magazine article aboutOversupply-of-ships-and-marine-insurance

    Oversupply of ships and marine insurance

    As part of the coverage for the IUMI Annual Conference in Tokyo this month, Mr Matt Cannock of Markel International Singapore looks at the marine scene today with oversupply being the same bane facing both the shipping and insurance industries.

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  • The importance of FD&D Insurance in response to world events

    Shipowners and charterers continue to face growing costs and operating expenses in an increasingly litigious environment.Mr Alvin Looi and Mr Steven Cockburn from North P&I Club, look at the appeal of FD&D Insurance.

Agriculture

Life & Health

Pensions & Ageing

  • Magazine article aboutBridging-the-senior-services-gap

    Bridging the senior services gap

    The rapid ageing of many of Asia’s nations is definitely a challenge. Mr Georgio Mosis from RGAx Asia examines innovative ways to meet the ageing populations’ fast-emerging health and wellness needs.

  • The Pot of Gold in Old: Funding and insuring ageing populations

    To speak of the ageing market as an opportunity for insurers is an understatement. Ms Raquel Gonzalez of Swiss Re says it is a major market that the industry cannot afford to miss.

  • Voluntary pension programmes critical

    Retirement security will increasingly depend on voluntary pension systems as the world population ages, says a report by the Global Aging Institute. Mr Thomas Cheong of Principal International identifies the key elements that make these schemes...

Country Profile

Malaysia

  • Magazine article aboutMalaysia-morphing

    Malaysia morphing

    Significant changes are afoot in Malaysia’s insurance industry as the regulator seeks to enhance the business environment, deepen the penetration rate and resilience of the market. Its potential for growth remains high with the...

  • Interview with the Regulator: Reducing the protection gap

    Addressing the protection gap will continue to be a key focus area for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), says Mr Yoon Yew Khuen, Director of Insurance Development, in an exclusive interview with Asia Insurance Review where he stresses the need to bring to...

  • General insurance: In for DyNAmic changes

    Malaysia’s general insurance sector reported sluggish growth for a second year running, stalled largely by economic headwinds. But insurers are unfazed as they set their sights on embracing market liberalisation and disruption, while noting...

Going Digital

Insights

Think Tank

  • Magazine article aboutLife-Settlements-can-be-quite-a-gamble

    Life Settlements can be quite a gamble

    Mr Ronald Klein of The Geneva Association gives an update on the Life Settlement industry, where investors are pitted against policyholders who may have an advantage of knowing about their health via cheaper genetic tests today.

View from India

  • Reinsurance gets a push

    We bring you a quick round-up of the experience of some of the foreign reinsurers with approved branch offices in India in the 1 April renewals this year, and highlight their vision for the market.

GIF in London

  • Building resilience where it matters

    There is a need to improve the resilience of not just society, but the natural world too. This was one of the key discussions at the IIS Global Insurance Forum which took place in July in London.

News

Asian

People on the move

Diary

Takaful Feature

  • Magazine article aboutThe-road-ahead-in-takaful

    The road ahead in takaful

    Dr Mohamed Rafick Khan bin Abdul Rahman of Munich Reinsurance Company (Retakaful), looks at the taawun’ concept in takaful with its room for further development.

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Corporate Risk Management

  • Magazine article aboutRe-imagining-risk

    Re-imagining risk

    Emerging threats such as cyber, climate change, health and urbanisation, are challenging businesses and insurers. Mr Peter Cheesman of Aon Benfield Australia discusses the changing risk landscape from an insurance perspective.

  • Is your agent a rogue?

    Insurance fraud risk abounds and there are many perpetrators. Messrs Reuben Khoo and Saket Bhartia of Ernst & Young Advisory Pte Ltd, focus on the role of agents and zoom in on the ways agents can commit fraud.

AIR+ (New)

  • Magazine article aboutThe-incumbent-vs-the-disruptor-How-much-has-changed-

    The incumbent vs the disruptor: How much has changed?

    With the entry of InsurTech startups in Singapore, has the way insurance is transacted been altered significantly? What does disruption bring for the traditional advisory model and will the industry see InsurTechs replace face-to-face selling?...

  • Loss of Indian science was a gain for the Indian insurance industry

    Asia Insurance Review caught up with Mr Tapan Singhel, MD & CEO, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company, who was recognised as a LinkedIn Power Profile for the third consecutive year – a hat trick! In this exclusive, the insurance...

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